Pioneer Log Siding Customers
We have made many friends/customers all across this great country.
Huston, Texas Fredericksburg, Texas
Rio Frio, Texas Fredericksburg, Texas Monterey, California
Twin Peaks, California
Lake Tahoe, California
Big Bear, California
Castle Rock, Colorado Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Port Orchard, Washington Ferndale, Washington Spokane, Washington
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Saint John, Kansas Petersburg, Indiana
We put all of our passion, diligence, creativity, and resources into building our home. Every detail, each contractor was chosen after exhausting research and deliberation. The estheticsí of our house was of key importance to us. We love the look of square log buildings, but didnít want the negatives that come with true log construction: the settling, the gaps, and low insulation value and possible infestations. We were thrilled when we found Pioneer Log Siding, because it was exactly the look we were going for.
Dealing with Richard Gunst was a pleasure from start to finish. He walked us through every step and delivered a product that exceeded our expectations. Guests to our home cannot believe that our house is ďfauxĒ square log; they touch and poke and still canít believe this is siding versus full square log. We LOVE it, and as an added bonus, we gained Richard as a friend!
Steve and Elizabeth - Marquette, Michigan
Pioneer Log Siding definitely earns a 5 star rating! The business really is a "mom and pop" enterprise but done on the most professional level!
Our good fortune was finding the website for Pioneer Log Siding and making contact with Richard Gunst! We had built our home in the country, but mistakenly hoped that the cement board siding would help us achieve the rustic look we desired. Not the case!!! We were very disappointed and were looking for an alternative siding. In contacting Richard, he explained how we could simply replace our siding with the product that he and his wife Chris make to finally get an authentic look for our home.
Richard and Chris make the product which is absolutely beautiful and so authentic looking. When you call, you are treated as a friend, and it doesn't end when the product is shipped! To say that he is a master craftsman and a big-hearted man is an understatement! Richard continues to work with my contractor and me every step of the way including the chinking and final design portions even when they don't involve his product!
Our project is not finished yet, but the transformation of our house is going great! I appreciate all of Richard's work as he helped us with the ordering process, actually made the siding, and even guided me through the shipping and chinking process! I feel lucky to know Richard--just hope to meet him and Chris in person some day!
Karen and Rod - Truro, Indiana
My wife and I have built a cabin on 6 wooded acres in Herman Missouri. Wanting the feel of a historic rustic cabin, we had a hard time settling on a siding...nothing was satisfying us. After much research, we found Richard and Pioneer Log Siding. We can't say enough about how pleased we are with the end product, it truly is an art form that Richard has developed. We have used the logs on the interior great room as well as the exterior, and it has given the place such character.
We have received many compliments already. It truly looks like an authentic log cabin. Richard has been wonderful to work with, very helpful during and after the job and organizing the shipping, it was my biggest worry and it went off without a hitch! And he has become a true friend. We highly recommend Richard and his product, it is truly refreshing to meet a craftsman that takes such pride in his work!
Jeff and Suzy - Herman, Missouri
My wife and I recently built a mountain home in the Washington Cascades using Pioneer Log Siding, Not only for the exterior walls but for the interior walls too. We were apprehensive at first because the material is so unique, Now we are thrilled. It really looks cool. A passerby stopped one day and asked, ďWhere did you get the reclaimed timbers?Ē
The interior is really sexy. Richard is very easy to work with, and gets the material to you on time and under budget. He also provides excellent advice on how to mount the siding and handle the trim. We couldnít be more pleased.
DR. Rob - Cle Elum, Washington
Our thanks to Pioneer Log Siding, Richard & Chris Gunst. Their product did not disappoint! Our attempt to take a 1970ís ranch style home, back in time to the 1870ís (the beginnings of itís historic ranch setting) was realized largely for the use of Pioneer Log Siding and Perma-Chink. The siding went up with ease; and while my husband was busy with ranch work, the contractor and I laid the chink without difficulty. We added a rusted steel roof, and combined with the 140yr old apple and pear trees surrounding the home, one would think the structure had survived time. Upon Richardís suggestion we also used the wood on two interior walls (living and game rooms) to great advantage. The wood substantially warmed the larger game room and, surprisingly, expanded the appearance of the smaller living room! The PLS has also added, markedly, to the insulation properties of the home, and outbuildings (walk-in cooler and large tack barn), which have also been sided with PLS. We have now placed 3 separate orders with PLS, over as many years, and our experience has been consistent. Richardís been straightforward, expedient and performed all he promised. Thank you, Richard and Chris for a great siding and service.
The Fosters - Denio, Navada
I just wanted to let you know how much we really like our Pioneer Log Siding. It is absolutely beautiful! We were a little worried when we saw the samples as they had a red tone to them but the finished product looks old and matches the interior beams we purchased from Trestlewood in Blackfoot, Idaho.
We are extremely happy with this siding and I will send you photos soon. They are just starting to put it up. We are screwing it on from inside so we donít have to see the screws.
Mike and Helen - Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Hi! My name is Loren McDougall. Our builder is Richard Smith of Dunollie Construction here in Oklahoma. I wanted to share with you how much we LOVE our Pioneer Log Siding and box beams! They all turned out amazing, we are even using the extra scraps on the inside of the house for accent walls! Iíll attach a few pictures so far and then update you as the house progresses! Thank you again.
Loren - Oklahoma
We love the Pioneer Siding on our cabin. I'm not a huge fan of log siding, so when my husband, Gary, found Pioneer Siding online, I was so excited and relieved not to fight him on the log look. It is a very rustic, but an expensive look. I have been a Realtor for nearly 20 years and had never heard of "chinking." My husband, who built our cabin and can do anything but, was unsure of trying it himself. He wanted it to be professionally done and we are so glad that we did.
With Richard’s information and keen help we were in touch with Perma Chink and we were able to complete a beautiful home. We are extremely pleased with the look and the quality of the siding. If you are looking for a rustic, high-end product, this is it. Thanks Richard, for a job well done! We highly recommend you. We are two happy cabin wife and husband from Illinois.
Sandy and Gary - Morton, Illinois
This is where we are after today. No worry on that seam... We made it work and it's just part of the process and look! I shouldn't always throw a question out so early in the process.
Anywhoooo.... It's so wonderFULL! We are thrilled thrilled thrilled! I shall keep ya posted! And so you know... EVERYONE who has come by is blown away with how incredible it looks!
You all are master artisans. I can't say enough how happy I am I found your site ... by surfing the web that night.... determined there was a product that would give me the look I was after without compromising the authenticity of a pioneer cabin . Will keep ya posted! Have a super sunday! B&b*
Beth - Denio, Navada